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Baja beaches packed for Holy Week

Occupancy rates and attendance figures highest in five years

 Sunbathers crowded Rosarito Beach during the four-day Easter weekend.
 Sunbathers crowded Rosarito Beach during the four-day Easter weekend. — Secture
 Written by
Sandra Dibble
8:21 p.m., April 9, 2012

TIJUANA — From Rosarito Beach to San Felipe, Baja California’s beach destinations were packed during the four-day Easter weekend, boosting the hopes of the state’s tourism industry as it prepares for the 2012 summer season.


Hotel occupancy rates rose statewide over the same four-day period in 2011, with 77 percent occupancy registered in Rosarito Beach, 91 percent in Ensenada, 100 percent in San Felipe and 70 percent in San Quintin. Though not traditional Easter destinations, Tijuana and Mexicali also registered a rise in occupancy rates over 2011.

Baja California’s tourism secretariat said the occupancy rates and attendance figures at various recreation centers statewide showed the highest Holy Week numbers in five years. The largest crowds were counted on the shores of Rosarito Beach, San Felipe and at La Bufadora south of Ensenada, with 50,000 each.

In the state capital of Mexicali, attendance at the recreational center and zoo known as the Bosque de la Ciudad was 43,700, the tourism secretariat reported.



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